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Stewardship Officer

  • Full Time
  • Tachie

Natural Resources Department

Neyun Huwuts'inli - We take care of out land

Tl’azt’en Nation Natural Resource Department is seeking a full-time Stewardship Officer to assist with operational processes supporting Nation land use decision proposals, referrals, consultation, engagement and stewardship planning within the traditional territory. This position requires good communication skills, team work, project management, cultural agility, field skills (survey and data assessment, recording, reporting and technical writing skills), map and GPS/GIS skills; Experience with government-to-government (G2G) processes in particular with BC Government provincial ministries; an understanding of relevant natural resources legislation, indigenous rights and title and provincial legislation regarding the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).

Position Summary:

The Stewardship Officer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: working closely and in conjunction with the Senior Stewardship Officer implementing forestry, mineral claim and lands stewardship management and strategy processing land use proposals, referrals, assisting in technical representation for Tl’azt’en Nation on collaborative G2G  stewardship work; assisting in consultation and engagement work. In addition, the Stewardship Officer will work closely with Nation knowledge keepers, traditional land users and Keyoh Huwunline families (Traditional Stewards) on stewardship matters. We are looking for an individual with a proven history of project management, a solid understanding of indigenous culture, rights and title matters, traditional Dakelh governance and relationship-building, good communications skills, conflict resolution abilities and have technical understanding of sustainable forest management principles.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills::

  • 2 year Technical certification/ diploma in Forestry and/or Natural Resources
  • minimum 5 years working in Forestry and/or Natural Resources (office and field work experience)
  • Knowledge of relevant natural resources provincial and federal legislation and other policies and legislation that  govern forest, land, water and wildlife management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and build effective interpersonal relationships from the community level to senior government levels including external agencies and private sector proponents
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, excel spreadsheets, presentations, email; fieldwork and data tracking applications, and ESRI GIS software.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, work well with others and in a team environment
  • understanding of Indigenous values, culture, history, communities and traditional territories
  • Excellent, communication and writing skills
  • Must have Class 5 Drivers License in good standing

Preference may be given to:

  • a Tl’azt’en Nation person or and indigenous person
  • extensive post-secondary education and work experience combination
  • Professional designation

Cover letter and Resume maybe submitted to:

Only those qualified will be contacted for an interview

Wage and rate dependant on education and experience

Kyla Strange, Senior Stewardship Officer

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